08 Feb '12, 3pm

Black Swans and bottom-up environmental action via @mongabay

Black Swans and bottom-up environmental action via @mongabay

"Pure knowledge is the ultimate emancipator. It equalizes people and sovereign states, erodes the archaic barriers of superstition and promises to lift the trajectory of cultural evolution." - E.O. Wilson "The recent spread of Peak Oil resolutions and projects by cities and towns across America is thus a very hopeful sign. It's going to take drastic changes and a great deal of economic rebuilding before these communities can get by on the more limited resources of a deindustrial future, but the crucial first steps toward sustainability are at least on the table now. If our future is to be anything but a desperate attempt to keep our balance as we skid down the slope of collapse and decline, these projects may well point the way." - John Michael Greer

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0208-king_blackswans.html

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